Listen: Joy Crookes shares much anticipated debut album Skin via Insanity Records

Joy Crookes has today shared her much anticipated debut album Skin, released via Insanity Records, available to purchase or stream now. Including singles ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’, title track ‘Skin’, ‘When You Were Mine’ and ‘Trouble’, Skin has already received acclaim from critics and fans alike. Joy will tour later this year in celebration of the new album; the run kicks off in November in Brighton, takes in two nights at O2 Forum Kentish Town, and extends into next year when Joy will take the show out to Europe. Full list of dates below.

With Joy credited as an executive producer on the album, alongside the formidable Blue May (Kano, Blood Orange), Skin is a hugely personal, gamechanging body of work from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest young talents. A collection of songs built and honed throughout her adolescence and into her early twenties, and finessed last year within the most turbulent of circumstances, Skin touches on topics such as mental health, relationships, and politics all with grace and sensitivity. Joy has created what can only be described as a truly special body of work that is both perfectly of the moment, and entirely timeless. Skin’s album artwork is shot by Carlota Guerrero, who has previously worked with Arca, Chloe x Halle, and Solange for all of her imagery for A Seat At The Table.

Skin tracklist
I Don’t Mind
19th Floor
When You Were Mine
To Lose Someone
Unlearn You
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Wild Jasmine
Theek Ache

A proud South Londoner of Bangladesh and Irish heritage, Joy Crookes is a singer-songwriter, a masterful instrumentalist, a Brit nominated rising star, and an artist who sees herself as part of a beautiful eco system of storytellers, mavericks, and salt of the earth Londoners. Her unique approach to storytelling within her songs, partnered with her infectious charisma has seen her become a treasured and trusted new voice both musically and across her social media. Joy uses her creativity as a tool to understand her own identity, her place in the world and her relationships within it.

At just 22, she has acquired the most fiercely of loyal fanbases, notching streams into the hundreds of millions and has cemented herself as an important, influential part of new British music. After being nominated for the Brits Rising Star award as well as placing fourth on the BBC Sound Poll, Joy went on to become the most widely tipped artist of 2020 and sold out her debut UK tour in a matter of hours. She was due to support Harry Styles at The O2 in London pre-pandemic, and has played Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Later… With Jools Holland, and her own sold out shows across the UK and Europe.


Sat 06 Nov 2021 – Brighton, England – Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sun 07 Nov 2021 – Bristol, England – The Trinity Centre (SOLD OUT)
Mon 08 Nov 2021 – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town (SOLD OUT)
Tue 09 Nov 2021 – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town (SOLD OUT)
Thu 11 Nov 2021 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland -The Academy
Sun 14 Nov 2021 – Manchester, England – Manchester Academy(SOLD OUT)
Mon 15 Nov 2021 – Glasgow, Scotland – St Luke’s(SOLD OUT)
Wed 17 Nov 2021 – Leeds, England – Leeds University Stylus
Thu 18 Nov 2021 – Birmingham, England – The O2 Institute


Thu 10 Feb 2022 – Paris, France – La Gaîté Lyrique (SOLD OUT)
Fri 11 Feb 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg (SOLD OUT)
Sat 12 Feb 2022 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT)
Mon 14 Feb 2022 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9(SOLD OUT)
Tue 15 Feb 2022 – Munich, Germany – Strom
Thu 17 Feb 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Heimathafen Neukoelln
Fri 18 Feb 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – The Stage Club
Sun 20 Feb 2022 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Mon 21 Feb 2022 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club
Tue 22 Feb 2022 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Wed 23 Feb 2022 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen Klubb
Fri 25 Feb 2022 – Warsaw, Poland – Hybrydy
Sat 26 Feb 2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Exil Club

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Listen or Download Joy Crookes new album Skin here